Netflix headquarters on in Los Gatos, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Netflix headquarters on in Los Gatos, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of February 12th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Google and Level 3 Interconnect Network Backbones – Google recently struck a new peering deal with Level 3 Communications using a fairly new type of arrangement the carrier has recently been advocating for.

Netflix Shuts Down Final Bits of Own Data Center Infrastructure – It’s done and dusted. Since someday last month, everything Netflix does runs on Amazon Web Services, from streaming video to managing its employee and customer data.

Open Source DCIM Software Project Combats Spreadsheet-Based Data Center Management – While few doubt its usefulness today, many companies have found it to be very expensive to implement. But what if at least the tools themselves came free?

Look Mom: No Hands! Robotic Data Center Switch Automates Physical Connections – Virtual networks still run on physical switches, servers, and routers, linked by physical network cables, and plugging and unplugging network cables has been the physical limit to how far automatic network configuration can go.

Data Center Stocks: Key Considerations for Data Center REIT Investors – Large publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts that own and operate big fleets of wholesale and retail data centers are just beginning to develop a broader audience on Wall Street.

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